Nuptse is situated in the Khumbu Himal just southwest of Mount Everest. The name Nup-tse is tibetan and means west-peak, as it is the western part of the Lhotse-Nuptse-massif. The main ridge, which is separated from Lhotse by a 7556m high saddle, is crowned by 7 peaks and goes west-northwest until its steep west-face drops down more than 2300m to the Khumbu-glacier. The steep and rocky south-face of Nuptse is 2500m high and 5 kilometers wide. The north slopes are rising from the Western-Cwm valley with the upper part of the Khumbu-glacier above its famous icefall. From there the main summit Nuptse I (7861m) was first climbed on the north-ridge (called Scott-route) on May 16, 1961 by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi from a british expedition. From then until Sept.1996 the main summit has been climbed only two more times.
|Range/Region:||Central Nepal Himalaya|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1961|
|First successful climber(s):||Dennis Davis (GB), Sherpa Tashi|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu|
|Convenient Center:||Namche Bazar|
Thanks to Andreas Fink for adding this peak.
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